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FOX Business
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
very important. if you're obama or romney, the money that you have in your own campaign treasury is the money most easy to spend with the biggest impact, and you're guaranteed, if you're obama or romney in getting the lowest unit rate, the lowest cost for the a tv spot buying from a tv station. outside groups like american crossroads have to pay a premium. president obama spends a dollar, we have to spend more than a dollar to get the same weight of television. a lot more of romney's money is found in the wallet of the republican national committee, and smaller money is found in the democratic national committee. what's that mean? if you use money from the democratic or republican national committees, you have to use what are are called combo ads in which you not only mention obama, but also democrats, or not just romney, but other republicans. it weakens the ad, the way of the power of the ad a little bit. we have an important -- lou: you feel good? go ahead. >> i do think that obama has an advantage in that more of his money is in -- is in a wallet from which he can spend easily,
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 10:30am EDT
debate? president obama holding the money edge for now, but governor romney's performance might change the game. >> charlie, you followed the numbers, what do you think? >> well, i can tell you, romney campaign denied what i'm going to tell you right now, but i know it's true. i got it from people inside the campaign and not the spokesman, it is that whole numbers, uneven sort of you know, performance on the campaign trail the last couple of weeks. big money that was committed to mitt romney was start to go move elsewhere, starting, beginning of a trend, moving to the senate. >> congressional, yeah, yeah. >> no doubt that was happening. they're hoping that the people inside the campaign raising money in major states are hoping this debate performance will turn things around. i could tell you, it was jazzed up yesterday and jazzed up after the debate. i can't tell you whether it worked yet, we'll know by monday. >> they're saying that they were getting two donations every second after the debate. so they're saying that they're doing well. and there are limits on how much money they can
FOX Business
Oct 7, 2012 1:30am EDT
, romney takes money from large, you know, people, not from tiny people, you know, putting 2, 4, $6. if you've seen the latest e-mails-- >> but that suggests a lot of small people might be finally jumping in as well. that's pretty impressive. at least from mitt romney's point of view, i mean, ben, what do you think? no one disputes that mitt romney won the debate. and typically, you know, people were telling me, they feel as good as they've felt throughout this entire process. >> by the way, i thought, if i may paraphrase myself, a miracle on the debate i thought it was a great formative wonderful debate except for the omission of the fiscal debate, but i'm not concerned how much he raises, i want to him to show his guts, in his heart. if he doesn't have 100 million more, he can still win as long as he shows what's in his heart. >> i tell you what though, adam they expect a whole-- they probably spent more time on this presidential campaign, both candidates going for the walls instead of for the soul so far. >> and there's no question that there's plenty of people who want to give money
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
continues to romney, summonses money will win the election -- that policy matters and not money will win the election. >> president santos joe biden getting stronger than the policies they put in place. mitt romney will say elected.to get you have to wonder what people say as president. >> we have a few more rounds to go in this fight. we saw very energized performance in the first round. >> mr. romney promised to cut federal funding to pbs in the last debate. next, the highly anticipated l debate onentia kentucky.n jay korff reporting. >> venezuelan president hugo chavez has won reelection. a crowd gathered in washington to cast their votes. venezuelans said that he the challenger by more votes.million >> it is disappointing. something we cannot control. it's a matter of understanding the system is not as democratic as they advertise it is. >> this is his third reelection in 14 years in office. >> virginia u.s. senate candidate george allen and then- tim kaine facing off. the debates will be broadcast live for 8:00 until 9:00 p.m. on our sister station news channel 8. pain at the pu
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
put it towards his law. so that's two pots of federal money sand a tax. so how much of romney's proposal relied on these funds? i asked jonathan gruber the mit who helped design the law. he told me 100%. that was my whole job, saying whether we could fit what he wanted to do within those three funding sources. the legislature ended up adding more money to the law after he proposed it. but the fact remains it remains on federal dollars and on state taxes. but romney's health care proposal doesn't make it easier for other states to do what he did. it makes it almost impossible. he's not offering states access to federal funds for universal coverage. here's what he's doing. >> i would like to take the medicaid dallas dollars and go to state and say you'll get what you got last year, plus inflation, plus 1% and you manage your care for your poor in the way you think best. >> that sounds nice. it's a cut to medicaid of more than $600 billion. that means medicaid will not be able to offer other states the generous deal massachusetts got. so then let's go through these three pots of mo
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >> so if you look at the sunday morning papers, "washington post" has a big headline, romney's money trap. new york times has a big front page story about how he was more moderate on energy issues and green and so forth. is that a cultural bias? >> ka i answer that. >> >> ggo ahead. >> this is something that's actually mystifying to me and says something interesting about america. it's interesting to me that american voters find barack obama, son of a kenyan, raced a all over the place, indonesia, hawaii, more relatable than a mormon businessman. since when did being a white strish, businessman, conservativeman be an unbelievable man to the american people. >> >> i was talking about journalists. >> that seems to be be something reflected in the polls. people find romney a hard guy to be to have. >> journalists would be frightened. being a businessman is not a particular type of thing. he's not running a mom and pop store who built a business that sold things. he moved money around for a living and i think being in finance and not being in the making and selling business, that's a big diff
WETA
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
about bane and mitt romney's money and whether mitt romney cares about 47% of the country. we have to be talking about the president's performance, what thate president should have, could have done and what mitt romney wants to do over the next month and how that is different from how barack obama would handle a second term. >> these debates can change the dynamics. we've had 10 presidential elections with televised debates. in three of them one candidate went into the first debate leading and another candidate came out of the last debate leading much it's turnedded campaigns in 1960 and 1980 and in 2000. so it can be done but it's a high task for sure. >> remember, we've been campaigning or we haven't been campaigning but the candidates have been campaigning for six months now. >> woodruff: do you agree with susan that a debate can change the trajectory of a race? >> i do. i think it can but it doesn't... it wasn't automatically change a trajectory. something significant has to happen. one of the contestants, one of the debaters has to say something that produces a lot of controversy
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 1:00am EDT
got started. romney and kennedy were trying to keep this federal money. they wanted that money. then the state did two other things. they first covered everyone they could cover in their medicaid problem so they could get the most possible match from the federal government. right now federal medicaid from the federal government -- that is an incredible deal for people in massachusetts. they're getting subsidized by the rest of the country. and then the third way romney paid for it is massachusetts had long before romney was governor, imposed a tax in order to reimburse hospitals for the care they provided to the uninsured. romney took that tax and put it towards his law. so that's two pots of federal money sand a tax. so how much of romney's proposal relied on these funds? i asked jonathan gruber the mit who helped design the law. he told me 100%. that was my whole job, saying whether we could fit what he wanted to do within those three funding sources. the legislature ended up adding more money to the law after he proposed it. but the fact remains it remains on federal dollars
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
taxpayer money, throwing it over to china, and criticizing romney for using private capital and investing it in china. romney is doing it for profit, president obama is doing it for political profits. what will obama say about the pensions that profit from investments in china? this shows the president is absolutely clueless and is a good example of why the economy is doing so bad. >> david: mark, is this hypocrisy? >> neither side is clean here. this is just election year table pounding. we need china as a trade partner. we don't want a trade war with china. we're very dependent on their economy and they're dependent on our economy. mitt romney has invested in china, has family trusts invested in china. both sides have done this here. if you want to call it hypocrisy, call it hypocrisy, but nobody is clean here. >> david: by the way, steve, it's not just china, $2.8 billion in department of energy money went to a spanish firm that did solar stuff. this is not just china. we're outsourcing a lot of money overseas. >> two points, david. romney, what he does it's vol temporary. wh
PBS
Oct 6, 2012 12:30pm PDT
this. the insurance companies took a cut, and when romney says he will take that money back, he wants to give it back to the insurance companies. that's not a good deal for seniors. but romney's gift is mixing facts and falsehoods, putting them together in a powerpoint presentation so that the president was left standing there for the most of the time looking pretty flumaxed. he didn't know how to come back against that rapid fire. >> the fact is the governor romney intends to repeal obamacare but i don't think he can do it because the democratic senate -- we're not going to have 60 senators. i think that the point is that obama, that's right, obama could not respond, in the way eleanor is responding now, and why couldn't he do it standing up there and defend his own program? >> can we talk about -- hold on, hold on. >> benefits are not going to be hurt. that was the point romney was trying to imply, and it needs to be clarified, as eleanor said, that benefits overall are actually going to improve. >> what about this board that is established by obamacare? you know what aim talking ab
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
entrepreneurs who have ponied up money for different reasons. some of them are just friends of mitt romney who know him from private equities, support him and like them and want to be there. some of them are hedge fund are hedge fund givers who were big supporters of barack obama in 2008 but have soured on obama and switched teams. some come from industries that have significant government interest, oil, gas, oil. payday lenders who are very concerned about the consumer financial section bureau regulating them, and are hoping for a romney win which would ease some of that. on the democratic side, there just isn't that collection of people right now. it doesn't mean that at no point in future will there be a large amount of very wealthy liberals, because they're out there who will pony up money. it's just a this cycle, very even if the saving grace of the president is he has improved in 2008, he is equally able to raise enormous amounts of money in very small amounts in political terms, enormous amounts of people. we're talking, i think we're up to $3 million for his campaign purchase either an
Current
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
romney's new york donors are taking their money to the house and senate. and that trend reflects an increasing level of anxiety both with the nature of the romney campaign, and polls show president obama has a lead in swing states that some republicans think is insurmountable. do you think it's too soon? >> yes. you are going to see some anxiety, you are at a football game, and people start leaving for the exits way too early. >> jennifer: i think we're going to have to follow the money. though. peter after all of the millions that have already been donated how important it is for campaigns to get new funds with a month to go especially if there is a feeling that you are in a ship that is sinking? >> it is really important because you really need that last-minute push and it's not just television advertising, or the big bucks for station voters. it's to open the offices for the last month in some of these critical states. they know the nine states and what they have to do they are going to pour money into those states. and there are really close senate and house races. so they may w
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
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PBS
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
just say, that is factually wrong. under the romney plan, the amount of money the government will give you is equal to the amount of the second lowest bid, meaning that you can get that plan for nothing, or the cheaper plan, there will be one cheaper, and then you can keep the extra money in your pocket. you have a choice, with no expenditure on your part of at least two plans, and you also have a plan for traditional medicare. >> allow me to add a factor here. under this precept, what i support is no change for current retirees and their retirees for medicare peer that is what mitt romney says. here is how it works. it would repeal obamacare. the 60 million senior citizens who are now getting services would lose them. they would get preventive care without deductibles, copays pier $3.9 billion. that is what happened with mitt romney's program. >> let me look at the big picture here for a second. obama -- they are both completely disingenuous about this. the voucher plan will cost people seriously as a move down the road, in terms of services. there is no way we can continue to sp
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
republicans to, from romney to president obama. it is more or less, money that was going to, or pledged to mitt romney's presidential campaign being diverted to house and senate seats. you have key republican donors, many in the new york area, that is one of the good things about covering wall street, i know a lot of the big money twice here. that money, from what i understand is starting to be diverted to hoist and senate races. that is not good news for mitt romney. could this change? i could tell you this. i talked to people inside the romney campaign. they confirmed the trend. they confirmed the trend is beginning. they believe it is reversible. one good strong debate performance, coupled with the facts polls showing president obama ahead nationally and key battleground states. one good debate performance can reverse this and bring it back to the campaign trail which is needed. if you look at overall numbers, president obama basically out raised mitt romney two to one. in terms of overall numbers. mitt romney raised a lot of numbers. president obama used a lot of his money e
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
challenger mitt romney looking to raise money to compete in competitive states like ohio. in los angeles, president obama poked fun at his own lackluster debate performance but also brought in the big bucks. $3.75 million at one event. of course he had help with celebrities like george clooney and jon bon jovi. before even hitting the bay area, though, he'll be near bakersfield today to announce the new cesar chavez national monument. of course he was the founder of the united farm workers union. today in san francisco president obama arrives at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon. then he heads to an event at the intercontinental hotel at 4:00. at 5:00 there will be a dipp ed and reception that starts at the civic auditorium with john legend performing. also alex smith expected to a10. next from here president obama spends the night and then heads to ohio. reporter tracie potts joins us live from washington, d.c., with more on what challenger mitt romney is up to today. >> reporter: thanks, christie. while the president is out there in the bay area raising funds and trying to get votes, mitt rom
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
matter. if romney does well, that money could come back. >>> new jersey's governor, chris christie the current front runner for the presidential nomination 2016 has decided his job is to state the obvious. >> it's a huge night. we've had a bad couple of weeks and we want to turn this around and if you want to turn it around you've got to perform on the stage. they try to say the president is not that good a debater or mitt romney is a little scared of the president. those are the professional consultants and politicians who get paid to spin you guys. that's not what my job is. it's a big night. >> on sunday, chris christie promised a completely changed political universe by thursday. >> and this whole race is going to be turned upside down come thursday morning. i have absolute confidence that when we get to thursday morning you're going to be shaking your heads it's a brand new race. >> i think you're going to see those numbers start to move right back in the right direction. >> on the fox news paul ryan played the traditional game of deemphasizing the importance of the debates. >
Current
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
commercials the 47% comment cayman islands money being stashed away. mitt romney's not showing his tax returns. do you think that those kinds of issues are going to come up in a town hall debate? >> it's hard to know, you know. town hall debates are really quirky. it is a little hard to know what's going to come out of the mouths of the participants and of course, we haven't actually seen the rules yet. the way they did it last time was the town hall people had to get there in the afternoon a couple of hours early. they wrote out their questions and the moderator picked the questions from what had been submitted. i'm not sure that's the way they're doing it this year but it's a tougher one for the candidates to gain because you can't predict the subject matter. >> jennifer: all right. well that's alan schroeder author of presidential debates 50 years of high-risk tv. thanks so much for joining us inside "the war room." coming up, our next big debate lie is so outrageous, it actually makes my eyes twitch when i hear it. so i apologize for that beforehand. >> jennifer: all right tonight
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
is a friend of mitt romney who gives money for any event where mitt romney speaks to a third-party group, to a group that says they will only do what the mitt romney campaign is publicly saying they are going to do in terms of public messaging -- there and said being a fictional wall between the campaigns and these third-party groups -- their ends up being a fictional wall. the real danger is that the politician who gets elected, because of contributions from one wealthy person, when he gets into office, he either does something that is not necessarily in the public interest but in the interest of repaying that donor, and again, if that happens, i think it is the aesthetic beauty of having lots of people timing in on my television as opposed to just one, probably is less important. >> how do you score that with the claim you made earlier with the idea that some of these big donors are increasingly -- they are in it for the ideology? they are not in it because they want their company to get a tax break. at the very least, we think that we will take as a stipulation at this moment in
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
they're not doing that, but they are diverting money that was promised to mitt romney and diverting it to these house and senate races where they think they can help republicans keep the house and maybe pick up seats in the senate, maybe take the senate. ashley: so they're losing heart in the campaign. >> reporter: clearly there is a trend out there where they are, and the money is starting to shift. now, this trend is lot of people -- these same people that i'm talking to, i will say these are major fundraisers for mitt romney, and they raise for other people, republicans, and not only that, they are pretty tight inside the campaign. what they're saying is they think this trend could be reversed. what could reverse this trend? a really good debate performance. what could expedite -- and that debate, as you know, comes wednesday. what could expedite this trend? a really lousy debate performance. ashley: no pressure. >> reporter: you're clearly going to see republican donors, at least they have the sentiment, they've expressed the sentiment that they are -- if they can't take the money
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
veterans and the poor. governor romney would replace them with a fixed grant of money to each state. that would give states more flexibility. but that funding would come with some risk. >> in the end, it often becomes an excuse just for cutting resources, and we've already cut resources so dramatically in this area. the cuts are as steep as 90% compared to 30 years ago when these programs peaked. >> reporter: when congress gets back to budget talks next year, there's a good chance job training will be cut even further. but there is bipartisan agreement that the money we do spend on job training should be used more effectively. darren gersh, nbr, washington. >> tom: tomorrow on nbr, we'll continue our look at job training with an on-the-job training program helping pay companies to train new workers. then, ahead of the first presidential debate, we'll break down what to watch and listen to on the economy from the two candidates. >> susie: when it comes to sports, the competition isn't limited to the playing field. electronic arts is learning how you can lose and win with video game players
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to start making money. >> reporter: still mitt romney has yet to win this businessman over. lopez wants specifics, which tax loopholes will romney close, what will he do about immigration. >> you're holding out making a decision? >> i'm still holding out, yes. >> reporter: that's why president obama was back in nevada today. both candidates are battling hard for this battleground state. on the ground to get out the vote, carpet bombing the airwaves with political ads. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> it's not just going to generate more jobs, going to create one more million jobs, tell me how, where. >> today it could be obama, tomorrow it could be romney. i can't promise anything. >> reporter: peplowski and lopez both hope the debates will help them finally make up their minds. bill whitaker, cbs news, las vegas. >> jeff: in afghanistan a fire fight today claimed the lives of two american, a u.s. service member and civilian contractor that happened in eastern wardak province. three afghan soldiers also died, and afghan army official calls it
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
future to spend as much money as possible in the month of august when the romney campaign was -- had shortage of primary election money. and wasn't able to spend a lot of the money they had. so we spent money responding to the obama attacks in the months of august. >> and then decided not to spend in september is what you're saying? >> and now we're moving into our general election strategy and i think we'll be very active. >> bill, let me bring you in here. bill maher, you know about the bill maher tweet? he was not impressed. he likes to say what he thinks. sometimes maybe he should keep what he thinks to himself. but this one -- he sends a lot of tweets. i can't believe i'm saying this but obama looks like he does, in capital letters, need a teleprompter. i'm mentioning him because he's giving your super pac $1 million. an important guy to you. are you worried that what happened last night could affect fund-raising? >> absolutely not. democrats were proud of how president obama performed. and they think the president has an advantage, a little bit ahead, but he has to close the de
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 2:00am EDT
champing at the bit. so, talk to me about the money game. obviously a big boost for romney last night. >> absolutely. as you know to find out what's going on in campaigns you've got to follow the money. looking in particular at super pac spending, tsunami of sleaze going through our airwaves in real time. it's fascinating. releasing its numbers for the last three weeks of september. here is what they're seeing. president obama's campaign outspending mitt romney's campaign almost 2-1 in the last three weeks of september. take a look at the next level. super pac level, republican super pacs outspending 2-1. in some senate races it shows more than 50% of the ads on air in swing states are coming from these super pacs. fascinating measure just how much they're having an effect and, in some cases, propping up campaigns. >> the two biggest super pacs out there, dedicated to president obama and romney, they're obviously the chief of each of those is about to come on the show. how are they doing specifically? >> in terms of money raised to debt, current year-to-date totals we have, the genera
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
-- and gingrich ran a campaign against mitt romney based on being capital and how he made his money. -- don bain capital and how he made his money. he was not a nice man to mitt romney, as you'll recall. they had a 30-minute ad in the beginning about being capital that they put on the budget about been capital -- bain capital and the beginning. it talked about how mitt romney had made his money. it was not that anybody has anything against mitt romney for being rich. we'll make our choices and how we make money. this is one of the ads, perhaps the most powerful and we have done. other consultants have talked about this, saying it is very powerful. check this out and then we will talk about it. >> not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walk on to that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired. i looked both ways could i looked at the crowd and we all just lost their jobs. we don't have an income. nit romney made over $100 million by shutting down power plant and devastated
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 4:00am EDT
question that romney won the debate. the numbers are moving in romney's direction. the money is moving in his direction. what will happen at the town hall? >> well, governor romney has to continue to score big. remember bounces fade. he is getting a bounce. how could he not? 67 million people watched that debate. and show saw the tremendous gap that existed between the two candidates on the stage. as jon stewart said there is no red america, there is no it blue america, this is just an america that agrees that president obama bombed at the debate. and look, judge, to put it into context, four years ago when mccain and obama debated, 5 million tuned in. this was a much larger audience. but romney has to continue the momentum. he has to score big at the two remaining debates to continue the momentum. >> judge jeanine: do you think that obama is going to go on the offensive now? if they are all saying he wanted to be presidential although i thought he was totally disengaged. do you think in this town hall debate or whatever you want to call it that he is going to be more aggressive? >> no, h
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
much the romney/ryan campaign raised last night in milwaukee. we look at how the money will get put to work. topping the political headlines, a whole new round of fire on the sunday morning talk shows over -- the debate. tell you how nbc's "meet the press," senior obama campaign adviser robert gibbs conceded the president could have done better and also took aim at governor romney. >> it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations that he has for himself. but, look, i think part of that was because as i said earlier, we met a new mitt romney. speaker gingrich was pretty eloquent in running during the primaries in saying that mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> former speaker and republican candidate newt gingrich said this morning that president obama has no excuse. >> the president of the united states had 90 minutes. now, if he had done his homework and actually prepared and actually studied romney, why didn't he say it? i mean why didn't he take romney head-on? the job of the president is supposed to be competent
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
become king of the sub two. he has cover when you put this together money with money romney has raised the republican national committee is a total of about $1.8 billion. to put that in this, in no way, mccain had 375 million to spend, so this is a fact or a five. you'll start seeing it come out now. the other thing i want to discuss about him, is susie really? what does he do? is a political operative. how does he operate? what does he do? i talked to a couple services. one said there is a dark and terrible beauty about what he does. i have another source is a former cia agent named larry johnson had told me that camino, the cia covert an awful lot from karl rove and the way his deniability and office operations he does. he's both very commit very visible, he's something like a 70% name recognition united states. that's it you justin bieber. or we'd all we'd all probably know what he does. and when you go back over history and look at the thing starting to unfold in the election, he has deniability of one level after another. to me, the story became interested in a way because
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, the romney campaign is energized. it will be easier to raise money. number two, the president's attack ads on television against romney not going to be taken as seriously because the folks have seen the governor definite himself effectively. number three, president obama will lose some steam in the polls, and with the adoring media. but, and this is big: mr. obama will come back hard on october 16th. you can count on that. governor romney has to, again, be on his game. two more things. from the very beginning of the campaign, i said the debates will tell the tale. >> bill: what mitt romney absolutely has to do, if he hopes to defeat president obama is win the three debates. now, we have seen the governor debate well and we have seen him get his butt kicked. >> bill: last night romney debated well. and may be on his way to the white house if that continues. finally i made this prediction last night. >> mitt romney will wish the first couple a happy anniversary. one of the first things he does. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most roma
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
republican outside money. >> reporter: still, romney is facing lingering questions about some of his recent assertions. >> number one, pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan. >> reporter: including his argument that his health care plan would cover people who already have medical problems. that decision would be left to the state. that explanation was quickly picked up by president obama at a rally in northern virginia friday. >> governor romney was fact-checked by his own campaign. >> reporter: to counter opponents' effort as an out of touch executive, romney shifted to tell more of his own life story, including his friendship with a 14-year-old diagnosed with leukemia. >> there's a saying, clear eyes, full heart, can't lose. david couldn't lose. i love that young man. >> justin, this is actually ann romney calling. >> reporter: today ann visited phone banks in florida. >> i've been getting a lot of feedback about the debate? >> reporter: and looking to replicate his performance in the first debate, mitt romney is not wasting any time preparing for the second, squaring of
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
fact checking. we will see how that pans out. did mitt romney get a bounce? and donor money gets reenergize but not a sound bite to live on. there was the one about the airplane. neil: you cannot have there own fax. >> nothing that will be on 10 days from now but a feeling. it could be seen as significant. neil: you are a historian and i read teleprompter is. i am in your league. i have a theory. not to disparage the president but those who support him are ratigan discern and there is still concern about the economy and they are very cautious with the nation is going. i think among the president's supporters, there is the son easy resignation because the other guy does not appeal to me. >> lindale it is 8% unemployment democrats have to be nervous but barack obama has never been that great of the debater. it was more mccain making gaffes then but retail politics with energizing crowds it could be the winning formula. they are close in the polls already. neil: do think he got under the president's skin? he does not like to be challenged. there was the snide comment to jim lehrer.
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
. president obama an his republican challenger, mitt romney, raising money aimed at ads in competitive states like ohio. in los angeles, president obama poked fun at his own lackluster debate performance. there, though, he got help from celebrities like george clooney and jon bon jovi at just one event there. took in about $3.75 million. this morning, though, the president will actually be near bakersfield first to stal the cesar chavez national monument. he was the founder of the united farm workers union. some see that as long overdue. others see it as an appeal to hispanic voters who were critical to president obama's campaign in 2008. today, though, on tap for mr. obama, he arrives at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon. from there it is a private fund-raiser that is scheduled at 4:00 at the intercontinental hotel here in san francisco. at 5:00, a private dinner followed by that concert reception here at the bill graham civic auditorium with musicians john legend and meek al fronte. he spends the night in san francisco and from there it's off to ohio for more campaigning. christie smith, "t
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
? >> certainly i was on the phone very late last night with romney fund-raiser said the money just poured in. look a lot of republicans felt like romney didn't have a chance to be honest going into this debate. they felt like the race was over. and obama's numbers in the battleground states were so superior to romney's why give money? this debate indicated to them, yes, romney can win. it had immediate effect on fund-raising. the spigot just opened. i think it will have effect on the poll numbers. we'll see. another one of these debates though --. bill: sunday morning, sunday morning when we first get the wave of polling after debate number one. wish we had more time, tucker. thank you. >> thank you, bill. bill: speech in denver 2008, that was 5,000 feet also. >> hilarious. bill: later. martha, what's next? martha: new developments coming up in a criminal investigation into alleged voter fraud in a critical swing state. this is exclusive fox interview with the head of the company under suspicion speaking out. bill: also flights canceled. why one of the nation's biggest airlines was ground an
PBS
Oct 2, 2012 4:30pm PDT
different federal training programs, and romney calls that duplication a waste. >> all that money, all that overhead-- what i want to do is take those dollars and bundle it up, send it back to nevada and say, "you train your people for the jobs the people of nevada need and want." >> reporter: most of those 47 programs are very small and they're aimed at groups like veterans arans and the poor. governor romney would replace them with a fixed grant of money to each state. that would give states more flexibility. but that funding would come with some risk. >> in the end, it often becomes an excuse just for cutting resources, and we've already cut resources so dramatically in this area. the cuts are as steep as 90% compared to 30 years ago when these programs peaked. >> reporter: when congress gets back to budget talks next year, there's a good chance job training will be cut even further. but there is bipartisan agreement that the money we do spend on job training should be used more effectively. darren gersh, nbr, washington. >> tom: tomorrow on nbr, we'll continue our look at job train
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
won't worry about money. but i agree with erick, governor romney really needs to do something and probably do it tonight. that's why the -- you've got to take some risks tonight. otherwise the narrative is not going to change. and he's the underdog that has changed a narrative. it's a switch gears here. the romney campus is hitting on something joe biden mentioned yesterday. let's play it and talk about it. >> this is deadly ernst how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class and how it has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify raising our taxes with these tax cuts? >> all right. here's how paul ryan responded. >> i thought he was taking my speech. you know what? we agreed these are being buried by obama care and spending regulations and all things plaguing a business. the way to stop this is to stop this. >> the middle class has been buried for four years. who is to blame? >> that little exchange we saw encapsulates the challenge for president barack obama tonight. he has to defend his record, he's got to take credit for the good things tha
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
major player in romney's fund raiser confirmed to fox business that a few new york donors have backed away from financial commitments to the romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the republicans hold on to the house of represents and pick up seats in the senate. the debates will be very important, said one person with knowledge of the matter. if romney does well, that money could come back. >>> new jersey's governor, chris christie the current front runner for the presidential nomination 2016 has decided his job is to state the obvious. >> it's a huge night. we've had a bad couple of weeks and we want to turn this around and if you want to turn it around you've got to perform on the stage. they try to say the president is not that good a debater or mitt romney is a little scared of the president. those are the professional consultants and politicians who get paid to spin you guys. that's not what my job is. it's a big night. >> on sunday, chris christie promised a completely changed political universe by thursday. >> and this whole race is going t
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
business entrepreneur who have played up money. some know mitt romney want to be there. some are his givers to our big supporters of barack obama in 2008 but have soured on obama and switched team. some come from industries that have significant government al.erest in oil, gas, or co there is seed money from payday lenders. whenre hoping for a romney a. in. on the democratic side there's not a collection of people appeared that does not mean and no point in the future will there be a large amount of what the liberals. in this cycle, it is very and even. the saving grace of the president is that he proved in 2008 uniquely able to raise enormous amounts of money in small amounts from enormous amount of people. we are talking 3 million donors for his campaign. just to give you an idea on how it compares to romney, this is their reports that came up primarily fund-raising through the end of august. barack obama raised $147 million of his primary dollars from people who gave under to wonder dollars. these are people mostly going online -- $200. these are most of people going on line a
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are on the road. former massachusetts governor mitt romney is hoping to ride a wave of momentum while the president is raising money. >> we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. >> sunday night, president obama held a star-studded fundraiser in southern california. that included a-listers george clooney, stevie wonder, john bon jovi and i katy perry. with so many stars in the audience, he poked fun at his less-than-stellar debate performance last week. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they're such great friends. and they just perform flawlessly. night after night. i can't always say the same. [laughter] [cheers] >> republican candidate mitt romney rallied supporters in the critical state of florida on sunday. he warned that a second term for president obama would lead to the kind of economic ruin that crushes the american dream. >> we're going to hold that torch very high on november 6. the world is going to see we're serious about coming back and strengthening the base of this great country. >> while mr. obama continues to outraise mr. romney other repub
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
throw money at negating the effect of the debate by calling romney a liar. which is interesting. after other excuses. weak moderators, demand like appearing on "the view" and raising a lot of money in hollywood. altitude. now romney is a liar and obama was so shocked by the lies he couldn't speak on his own. so now it's the widst of the staircase express in the commercial. >> bret: a.b.? >> i think i agree that romney has gotten back tremendous momentum that he needed. i didn't he would get it until he did something to help himself, not just to keep hacking away at president obama. when he did at the debate he sold himself. as a viable alternative or reasonable replacement for the president. someone with ideas. someone who understands your problems. he needs to keep that momentum going. most importantly, it energizes the supporters. when you look at polls the most important factor is that enthusiasm gap. so he does better among likely voters. that is what matters on election day. president obama has an easier path in the electoral college if you look at the states that matter, states w
CW
Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
to make money and our country needs to start making money. >> reporter: still, mitt romney has yet to win this businessman over. lopez wants specifics, which tax loopholes romney close? what will he do about immigration? >> you're holding out making a decision? >> yes, i'm still holding out, yes. >> reporter: that's why president obama was back in nevada today. both candidates are battling hard for this battleground state. >> romney for president? >> reporter: carpet bombing the air waves with the politicalads. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> it is not just generating more jobs, you know, i'm going to create 1 more million jobs, tell me how, where. >> today it would be obama. tomorrow it could be romney. i can'ts promise anything. >> reporter: they both hope that the debates will help them finally make up their minds. bill whittaker, cbs news, las vegas. >>> 50,000 techis are invading san francisco today. they started today at the center. it is one of the world's biggest check conferences, attending the latest technology view that he will hav
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
here in new york, a lot of obama campaign ads. and the romney super-pacs have a money advantage but outside groups pay more for tv ads than candidates. president obama and his allies spent $45 million for 93,000 spots while almost the same amount of money only bought romney and allies 69,000 spots. how significant, senator, could that be, especially in these crucial remaining weeks? >> well, there's a difference in the cost of spots bought by a candidate or a super-pac. we have not talked about it but what's going on is disgusting and shameful. this is a money pit in which the -- some very, very wealthy people have -- billionaires trying to buy a government. first time in history seeing the full flower of the supreme court decision in citizens united. it's disgusting and this country can't continue down this road. we have to find a way to fix that and repair the damage done by the citizens united decision from the supreme court. >> when we do the postmortem, david, do you think we'll say that ads made a difference, super-pac money made the difference? >> money is a resource and not
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
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FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
money because as you pointed out, in ohio, president obama has outspent romney 45 million to 23 million. in florida, obama spent so far 40 million to romney's 21. almost two to one. and in virginia. 33 million to romney's 19. so, the ads that on television primarily that the obama campaign able to take out these n. these three crucial states have been almost 2 to 1. now people believe that romney has a chance and his supporters are going to pony up. so that's going to now bring the ad stuff closer together and i think that, above all else, other than the personal perception is the most important thing that happened last night. >> but, look, the deciding factor is not necessarily the volume of the ads. 's it the content of the ads. and what romney succeeded in doing is undermining the theme of all the obama ads. i have seen them because i live near a swing state, virginia. and if you watched the nationals, you get every other inning the obama ad saying that mitt romney wants to raise taxes on the middle class and they have this little tiny print, which, you know, allegedly is the source
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
money by the romney campaign. didn't get anything done for the middle. >> whoever wins this election is going to have a very tough four years ahead of them. 2013 is looking more and more likely. like we could fall back into a recession. a growing number of our economists are saying this. you have problems in asia, problems in europe. it all adds up to problems for us. >> looking at one of the key senate races. connecticut, a blue state where a republican is doing better. and in part because she has spent the time since she lost in 2010 doing a lot more direct contact with voters. voter events, something she really didn't do the first time around. chris: she's from the wrestling family. i think she's going to win. >> the obama campaign has focused a lot on veterans an they're shrewd to do so and it may help in the senate as well. the democrat who is a trauma doctor and a vietnam vet is running in arizona on the veterans issue and has pulled to a tie in that senate race. chris: when we come back, the question of the week for us. paul showing seniors in swing states backing president obama
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 1:35am PDT
more people working, earning more money, paying more taxes. that's by far the most effective and efficient way to get this budget balanced. >> reporter: while romney made the case that he would be better at creating jobs, the president questioned how the former governor would control the financial sector. >> does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? >> look, we have to have regulation of wall street. that's why i'd have regulation. but i wouldn't designate five banks as too big to fail and give them a blank check. this is the biggest kiss that's been given to new york banks i've ever seen. >> reporter: on to health care. romney returned to his recurring theme, calling obamacare a job killer. >> i just don't know how the president could come into office, facing rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: the president argued tha
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
? b, what other fallout from the debate? romney attract more money? what's going on? >> it surprises me that that many people thought the president did well. you know, polls show the president's 20 some odd percent of people thought the president won the debate. i don't know who they are unless they are democratic supporters of the president who support him no matter what he said. there's a different take than what doug offered in the argument. there's no question he had several points in the debate, sort of nodding towards the center or talked about the importance of bipartisanship when he was governor of massachusetts, but i thought the thing that distinguished governor romney, and he did well because he was bold and aggressive, not just in terms of the tone, but in terms of the substance. remember, there was one point at which jim lehrer asked the candidates to talk about entitlement reform, a substantive exchange, and president obama wanted to move on. mitt romney, twice, said can we go back to medicare. i mean, that is -- think about if i said that to you six months ago, nobody
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
what day do you decide to pull the trigger and say romney is going to win and i'm going to put my money where my mouth is. >> i like them whether obama wins or whether romney wins. >> i'm already positioned better. return to normalized earning is more. >> let's go to the options desk xgt where do you stand? >> i agree that i think it is positive for coal stocks. i think the alternative energy names are places that i would want to avoid. one debate isn't enough to take it. i don't like the solar stocks. i like them less and both sectors trade it higher today. on health care, we havekhave ke book and we start off with the health care sector. >> before you think about positions yourself, i think there are a couple of things you should think about what was stated last night. the republicans focus on cost and that is what romney was saying. i think it is different on the democratic side. they are talking about access before cost. i think the second point is the how. the how is the quarterback will be the private industry and it is the insurance industry. on the democratic side it is big gove
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
to what governor romney is proposing, what has to happen is that the money has to come from somewhere. when you move to a voucher system, you are putting seniors at the mercy of those insurance companies. over time, if traditional medicare has decayed, they are stuck. this is why aarp has said your plan would begin medicare substantially. -- would weaken medicare substantially. that is why they were supportive of the approach we took. we do have to lower the cost of health care. >> we will talk about that in a minute. >> overall. >> let's get back to medicare. if that is the case, it will always be the best part people can purchase. -- the best product that people can purchase. the private sector is typically able to provide a better product at a lower cost. >> can you agree that voters have a choice on medicare and? >> absolutely. >> to finish on the economy, what is your view about the level of federal regulation of the economy right now? is there too much? mr. president, should there be more? this is a two-minute segment to start. >> regulation is essential. you cannot ha
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that mitt romney one of the debate last night. money -- many undecided voters are still waiting to make their decisions. there are 33 days until the election. >> during the debate, we reviewed some brand new technology. it allows you to weigh in on what you see during the debates. it is not exactly a scientific, but instant reaction is a brand new tool. >> you can use your smart phones or your ipad to use this app. go to wjla.com/react. in real time, you can respond to what is going on in the debate. 22,000 individual reactions. from those reactions you submit, we did this. this is the entire debate, what you like, what you did not. we can look at just what governor romney was saying or just what president obama was setting. we can zoom in at a particular moment. >> that is how we cut taxes for middle-class families. that is how we cut a trillion dollars of spending that was not advancing the cause. >> you can see at any point you can see how many people were agreeing disagreeing spiining, or dodging a point. look at the present's closing statements or governor romney's closing sta
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
money to the top of the ticket, giving money to governor romney. i haven't heard those concerns today. i assume there's a sense of renewed vigor and renewed enthusiasm in terms of investing? >> that's right. the romney campaign has been tweeting all day long about how much money they raised. donations were coming in every couple of seconds i think is what the romney campaign calculated because of the performance that mitt romney put in last night, and keep in mind, you were talking about the adjustments, jessica was talking about the adjustments the president's going to make. i get the sense from talking to several folks inside the romney campaign, and most notably the debate sparring partner himself, rob portman, that they are going to be sticking to this idea, this approach of a tough debate prep, intense debate prep. i think we will be seeing mitt romney going back behind closed doors with rob portman on several occasions over the coming days to make sure he is just as sharp for the next debate. i talked to portman about this last night. he's sort of the debate whisperer now. he sa
Comedy Central
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
this guy did in the debate. how bad was the defeat o bama lost despite mitt romney doing this. >> i'm sorry, i will stop the sub sid to pgs. i like big board, i like few, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> jon: mother [bleep] fired big board. america's favorite nonfried bird. he fired big board and won. beloved children's character. romney could have water boarded aladdin, put down blue, deported dora the explorer. and still won walking away. romney won with the sound up. >> your title of the president of your own airplane, house and facts. >> jon: romney won with the sound off. dude, he's yelling at you. look up. look up! what are you looking at? what are you writing that's so important? what are you doing-- oh, that's not-- oh, i didn't realize that is impressive work. i didn't realize that. (applause) maybe you could give that to mitt romney as a souvenir of the night he crushed you in that debate. (laughter) and here's the thing, obama lost even though romney was lying his ass off the entire night. >> on medicare for
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